39% child abuse cases done by biological mothers, says Yeoh

Deputy Women, Family and Community Development Minister Hannah Yeoh says child abuse and domestic violence cases made up the highest number of cases reported on the Talian Kasih hotline. – The Malaysian Insight file pic, February 14, 2020.

OVER 39% or 192 from 685 child abuse cases reported in the country were perpetrated by biological mothers.

According to statistics released by the Women, Family and Community Development Ministry, this was followed by fathers at 158 cases (32%), employees of childcare centres with 29 cases (6%) and stepmothers at 15 cases.

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